When recommending supplements to clients, I always include Omega 3 Fatty Acids but it’s not always easy getting clients to take it regularly. The norm is to recommend fish oil. The problem with fish oil is that many do not like to take it due to burping and unpleasant after taste. Another problem is the fact that much of the fish in our country are contaminated with industrial pollutants and toxins like mercury, PCBs, heavy metals and radioactive poisons in polluted waters. Another recommendation would be a plant form of omega 3 such as flaxseed. Flaxseed is good but is compounded differently than the animal base omega 3. It excludes the much-needed EPA and DHA that only animal omega 3 provides.
I’ve been reading quite a bit about krill the last few months and agree that it is a better omega 3 source.
What is krill? Krill is an ocean dwelling crustacean similar to shrimp. The only edible part is its tail which is known for its rich omega 3 fatty acids. It contains a compound called astaxanthin which is also found in plants such as algae and is a member of a group of plant pigments called carotenoids. Therefore relating it to such compounds as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene and vitamin A. These pigments are highly antioxidative. Many studies have shown that increased antioxidants along with omega 3 oils are the two best ways to improve your overall health with supplements.
Health as well as environmental benefits of krill oil include:
- Heart health
- Concentration, memory and learning support
- Blood sugar health
- Healthy joints
- Signs of aging
- Healthy brain and nervous system function and development
- Cell membranes protection
- Cholesterol health
- Healthy liver function
- Boosts immune system
- Healthy mood support
- Optimal skin health
- Better Absorption Than Fish Oil
- Maximum Antioxidant Protection
- Ongoing Supply
- No Fishy Aftertaste, Reflux Or Other Digestive Side Effects
- Renewable Food Source
In closing, it is in my hopes that enough information has been provided for a conscious decision to be made about omega 3 supplements. It is a known fact that the achievement of optimal health includes omega 3 fatty acids. The benefits of it are undeniable but the knowledge is just as important. You should always know what is going into your body.
Make sure to read the label on the supplement and assure that:
- Minimum of 400 mg of phospholipids (in a 1,000 mg serving)
- Low numbers of DHA and EPA (0.5 – 1.8 grams per day)
- No less than 1.5 grams of astaxanthin
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